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Offline DaBees-Knees

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http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110218/10482713165/five-senators-who-refuse-to-say-if-they-anonymously-killed-whistleblower-bill.shtml

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While the bill had some significant shortcomings, we were still somewhat surprised to find out that a US Senator used an anonymous hold to block a bill designed to protect whistleblowers.

At the time, we wondered if there would be a whistleblower who would reveal who blocked the bill. However, the folks at WNYC's On the Media set up a neat campaign to contact all 100 Senators and get them to say whether or not they put the hold on the bill. For weeks, many Senators refused to respond, but now the project has reached the point where 95 Senators have said they did not put the block on the bill, leaving just five Senators who have refused to answer.

They are:

David Vitter

Jeff Sessions

James Risch

Mitch McConnell

Jon Kyl

On the Media is still asking for help contacting those five senators to see if they'll finally explain whether or not they put a hold on the bill. The whole process of an "anonymous hold" in the Senate seems to go against basic principles of transparency in democracy. Anonymity is an important part of free speech for the citizenry, but it does not apply to a single Senator blocking legislation. If they are going to do that in the name of the people they represent, they should be expected to step forward and admit it.

"an "anonymous hold" in the Senate seems to go against basic principles of transparency in democracy"

Frightened to let your electorate know what you do ....... SHAME ON YOU.   8)

Offline White Stripes

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'shame' would be the least of the worries.... for both the citizens and the senators....

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